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Don Jackson

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Beachside Storage Shed

Forget the 5,000-square-foot beach house just out of sight in the photos. Read more

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A Master at Work A Master at Work

Watching from a distance as Fred Sprinkle quickly set pilings with his excavator, I had the impression he was handling much smaller sticks of wood. Read more

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After Katrina: One Year Later After Katrina: One Year Later

A year after Katrina: voices and impressions from a region rethinking how to build Read more

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Weep Holes in Brick and Stone Veneer Weep Holes in Brick and Stone Veneer

Are weep holes in a typical wood-frame brick-veneer home required anywhere other than at the bottom? What about over and under windows? Read more

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Reducing Clearance to Woodstove Pipe Reducing Clearance to Woodstove Pipe

Q. Can I use type X "fire code" gypsum board to reduce clearances to combustibles for a woodstove pipe? For example, could I attach a layer or two of gypsum board to the side or bottom of a nearby cabinet to reduce the required 18-inch clearance? Read more

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